Job Description

Engineering Manager (Remote to Site Working 50/50%)

An Engineering Manager preferably with experience of managing skillsets such as Software, Firmware, Mechanical and Electronics is required to work on an 8-Months contract (with the possibility of extension) for our defence client based in Basildon.

This is an eight month contract with a leading UK defence company.

Overview of the Engineering Manager role

Reporting to the Head of Engineering Project, the Engineering Manager will contribute to the monthly engineering governance cycle through preparation of engineering status reports. Engineering Managers build strong relationships with Engineering Functional Leads to ensure the resourcing plans for their projects are realistic and any issues arising are resolved swiftly. Engineering Managers are a vital part of business winning activity, coordinating the collection of engineering costs, preparation of an engineering plan and holding an engineering bid review.

  • The Engineering Managers is responsible for the management of multi-disciplined engineering teams. Working closely with project managers, they are responsible for delivery of the overall engineering output on time, cost and performance budgets.
  • Is responsible for generating strong engineering plans, establishing key milestones and identifying risks, opportunities and interdependencies.
  • Is responsible for reviewing the current engineering position within a project, and adapting plans as required, to mitigate risks to either cost, schedule or performance budgets.
  • Is responsible for preparation and communication of monthly engineering status reports for each of their assigned projects.

Key skills required for the Engineering Manager

  • Educated to a degree level in an engineering-related subject (essential)
  • Previous experience of managing and/or leading multi-disciplined engineering teams (essential)
  • Software, Firmware, Mechanical and Electronics skillsets will have been managed
  • Strong understanding and proven track record of following engineering lifecycles and processes (essential)
  • A strong understanding and experience of Electronic Warfare and communication technology (desirable)
  • Experience of working within the defence industry (desirable)

If you are a Engineering Manager preferably with experience of managing skillsets such as Software, Firmware, Mechanical and Electronics looking for a new contract either apply online or if would like to find out about other opportunities please contact Mark Ellis on or phone 0161 694 9196.

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